Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Template Tuesday - Squirrel Valentine

I'm pretty sure I've done a few squirrel valentines as templates, but I don't think you can really have enough squirrel valentines, really. So here's another one! This is a daring, yet shy kind of squirrel love. He found an acorn that looked like a heart.


Here's what the template will look like. I've sized it so it fits on a 5" x 5" card. As always, you can resize it if you have the know-it-all. Nothing too tricky about the cut, maybe the stems on the acorns. Remember to cut the stem part first and then cut away from the stem on all sides. Does that make sense? It makes it so that you don't cut through the thin line accidentally.

Download your free squirrel papercutting template here: Squirrel Valentine.


©2016 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Freebie Friday - Sister Witches!

Today I am getting my gallbladder removed. Here are two ladies that look like they might have had a few stones in their lifetime, too. I like to call the one on the left, Ratty, and the one on the right, Batty. Two sisters who are oh so different in all the same ways. Does that make sense? It sounds cool.


Here is what the template looks like. It's not too hard, the trickiest part is not tearing the little twig lines. Have fun! Download: Sister Witches.

©2015 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own. 

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Throwback Thursday! - Zombies!

So, way back in October of 2011, my friend, George, was making these Vote Zombie t-shirts. It looks like the site is still active, I don't know if he's in charge of it or not. I'll find out. You're on the edge of your seat, I know. Anyway, I made him a zombie template to have fun with. He particularly liked the grandma zombie, if I remember correctly. Here are all five of them.
But this time around I have a little tutorial on what you can do with these templates. You can put them up in your window! Crazy zombies! The grandma one would look awesome on a sliding glass door.

First thing you do is print one of them out. I sized it to the size I wanted it and then when it came time to print, I clicked the "tile" button and it automatically printed everything out on different sheets. All I had to do was tape them together. I printed mine on 11x17 size paper.


Then, you tape that tiled zombie to your paper. I had a giant roll of black paper somewhere in my basement that I used. Marie Kondo would have thrown that away a long time ago. Not me! Anyway, you could use butcher paper. I think they still sell that somewhere, right? It's at all schools. Just go to a school and use theirs. I'm sure everyone would be fine with that.


Then you cut them out and tape them to your window.


I just used the business men zombies.


Here's what they look like from outside.


Spooky! Hide your brains!


This is what the template looks like and here's the download: Zombies! Have fun!

©2015 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own. 

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Template Tuesday - Steampunk Octopus

So, last Friday I posted a template and mentioned that I will be doing free templates on Fridays and ones for purchase on Tuesdays. Here is the first of those ones for purchase.


I've made files available in pdf and dxf formats in case you want to cut him out with your Silhouette or Cricut. Here's what the template will look like, only yours won't have the watermark!

 Purchase the original papercut or the template on my Etsy site: Steampunk Octopus

Friday, October 02, 2015

Freebie Friday - Death's-head Hawkmoth

Okay, I'm mixing it up a bit. From now on, the free templates provided will happen on Friday. I will still make templates on Tuesday, but they will be a little more ornate and available for purchase on my Etsy site.

That said, here's a free template! It's October already, guys. Can you believe it? Halloween will be upon us soon. Here's my first template this month, a Death's-Head Hawkmoth. Can you believe these suckers really exist? The first time I had ever heard of or seen one was when I was a teenager watching the movie Silence of the Lambs. That movie freaked my noodle right out. Anyways, these moths are just fascinating.

Here's what the template looks like. There are two difficult things about this cut. One, the skull in the center. I'd start with that first in case you mess up so you can just start over. I think if you mess up on the wings you can glue them but those eyeball and nose holes are tricky at the attachment points. The other part that is tricky is the wing lines. Be sure to cut from left to right (or right to left if you're left-handed) so that you can see how thick you are cutting. If you cut the opposite direction, your hand gets in the way.

Anyway, enjoy. Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays. Go get spooky! Here's the template: Death's-head Hawkmoth.

©2015 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own. 



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Maybe It Was Utah - Screenprint of Original Papercut

Hi! If you are local (Salt Lake City area) and you want to skip the shipping costs of this screenprint, purchase here! Then you can leave me your phone number or email and I will call or email you and arrange a time for you to pick one of these up. They will be available starting Friday, September 11, 2015.























If you are not local, you can still purchase one of these from my etsy shop:
ETSY

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Template Tuesday - Go West

Friday is a day we here in Utah love, it's Pioneer Day. If you happen to be lucky enough to work at a company that gives you this day off, it's the best thing in the world. If you work for a stingy company in Utah that doesn't give you Pioneer Day off, you might want to think about changing jobs because you're going to feel nothing but resentment towards all the floats and historic outfits passing by your window.

In coordination with this week's Pioneer Day celebration, I thought I'd make a little papercut that anyone can enjoy. I was going to do a "West is Best" cut, but felt like that might ostracize some of you. This one probably ostracizes a lot of you, but oh well, you can't win them all!

To those who came before us, and to those with a pioneering spirit, here is this week's Template Tuesday:


This is a pretty simple one to cut out. I cut mine out of vinyl. I might put it on my car. Maybe. I don't have any bumper stickers on my car but this might make me bumper stick.

Here is the template to download: Go West



©2015 Cindy Bean (www.bean-cutter.com
These templates are for personal use only. You can make them for your mom, you can make them for your aunt, you can make them for your family reunion, etc. Please don't sell these free templates for your own personal gain. I put them out there as a service, don't make me get frustrated and stop doing them. Don't ruin it for everyone else! Also, if you're going to sell art, maybe you should make it your own. You can do it, I promise! It's not good karma to pass off someone else's art as your own.